Category Archive: BangShift APEX, BangShift News, BangShift Road Test

Level Up: Lexus Gets Serious About The Compact Crossover Market With All New NX

(By Tom Lohnes) – Since it came out in 2014, the Lexus NX has been a mid-tier player in the compact crossover business. Now, there’s a whole new generation, and it is a night and day...

Plaid Enough For You: The New Tesla Model S Plaid Is So Fast, The Company Has Paused Development Of A Faster One!

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Tesla Model S Plaid has recently set a new record: a 9.26-second quarter mile. That is so good, in fact, that Tesla themselves has decided to not produce the even quicker...

Ballin’ On A Budget: Bentley Releases New “Base” Model 2022 Bentayga S For The More Reasonable Billionaires

(By Tom Lohnes) – Are you wealthy enough to be able to afford an ultra-luxe SUV like the Bentley Bentayga but not quite wealthy enough to afford the Speed model with the W12 and the highest...

Thrifty Electric Cruiser Or Electron Chowing Drag Strip Brawler: The Kia EV6 Is Available In A Flavor For Just About Everyone

(By Tom Lohnes) – The Kia EV6 caused quite a stir when it dropped out of nowhere in GT form and annihilated a bunch of supercars in a drag race, but we haven’t heard much since. Well specs...

Turn Him Loose: Here’s What You Get When A Car Crazed 14 Year Old Runs The Gamut On The Cadillac Blackwing Configurator

(By Tom Lohnes) – So the configurator for the Cadillac Blackwing brothers is out now and here’s how I would spec the little brother, the CT4-V Blackwing Starting with the CT4, I’m really...

Dodge Is The Modern Muscle Leader – What Will Their Move Be In The Electrification Game?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Ah yes, electrification. It is most definitely happening quickly, as states like California already vow to end Internal-combustion powered cars by the year 2035. Dodge, might...

Red Devil: The Kimera EV038 Is A Modernized Tribute To One Of The Coolest And Baddest Rally Cars Ever!

(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you desire to be crammed in a small space, only to be given the loudest, most uncomfortable ride of your life? Well, the obvious brand to choose here is Lancia, but...

Wider, Softer, Better? The Upcoming M4 Convertible Tackles All The Design Shortcomings Of Its 430i Little Brother

(By Tom Lohnes) – Now, I am not at all a fan of the new BMW 4-series convertible. I think the absurd front end paired with the awkward proportions of the coupe minus the roof just isn’t a...

Weapons Grade Sedan: Is Toyota Developing A Twin Turbo V8 Sports Sedan To Take On All Comers?

(By Tom Lohnes) – Remember the Lexus IS-F? The hot sedan introduced in 2007 was direct competition to the likes of the mighty M3, and really solidified Japan as a legitimate manufacturer of...

America’s Station Wagon Dreams Foiled Again – The Genesis G70 Wagon Isn’t Coming But The GV70 Crossover Is

(By Tom Lohnes) – Well, that’s a shame. You know that all-new Genesis G70 wagon that was supposed to come here because they literally only sell their cars in the US right now? That’s not...

Gear Jamming: The 2022/2023 Honda Civic Si and Honda Civic Type-R Will Both Be Manual Transmission Only

(By Tom Lohnes) – Ah, the manual transmission. As little as 15 years ago, the manual was the way to go if you wanted a fast car, but times have changed. Modern automatic transmissions and...

Yenko Lives: The Yenko SVE Is A 710hp Chevrolet Silverado That You Can Drive Off The Dealer Lot!

(By Tom Lohnes) – With Chevrolet hard at work developing the off-road ZR2 variant of the Silverado 1500 pickup truck, dealers are having fun with their trucks they still have during the...

A Two Ready To Tango: The Upcoming Revised 2023 BMW 2-Series Will Be A Pocket Rocket With Huge Hot Rodding Potential

(By Tom Lohnes) – The BMW 2-series is perhaps the least popular model that the company offers, with SUVS accounting for the majority of sales for 2020. But that doesn’t mean BMW isn’t...

Forgotten Failure: When Is The Last Time You Saw Or Thought About A Sterling 825 SL?!

On paper, this was a can’t miss. A Japanese company and an English company teaming up on a sedan that both would have loads of input on and both would benefit from. In the end, the project was...